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and applause] >> stephen: welcome to the report. good to have you with us. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting see it fen's name] thank you, ladies and gentlemen. thank you so much. in return i want to wish all of you a merry christ-christmas. i say it that way, so if the atheists try to take the christ out of christmas, there's still one left. [ laughter ] and as you can see, my set is fully decked for the season. i've got my historically-accurate nativity scene featuring mary, joseph, frosty, and the abominable snowman. [ laughter ] i didn't include optimus prime because he does not appear in the king james version. [ laughter ] and instead of the baby jesus in the cradle, i have my book: "american again: rebecoming the greatness we never weren't." [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] folks, i want you to know -- unlike jesus, with my book, you won't have to wait a thousand years for the second edition. [ laughter ] speaking of books. papa bear bill o'reilly has been dominating the bestseller lists with his huge hits. i was happy until this. >> you've got
(cheers and applause) >> stephen: welcome back, everybody. now for your yuletide enjoyment the new host from live at lincoln center and broadway star audra mcdonald. hit it, andy. ♪ ♪ i really can't stay ♪ baby, it's cold outside ♪ i've got to go away ♪ baby it's cold outside ♪ this evening has been so very nice ♪ i'll squeeze your hands, they're just like ice ♪ my mother will start to veryry and father will be pacing the floor ♪ listen to fir place roar ♪ so really i gotta scurry ♪ well, maybe just a half a drink more ♪ put the some records on while a pour ♪ the neighbors might think -- >> ♪ baby, it's bad out there ♪ say, what's in this drink? i wish i knew how to break the spell ♪ i'll take your hat, your lair looks swell ♪ i ought to say no, no, no, at least i'm going to say that i tried ♪ what's the use of hurting my pride ♪ i really can't stay, oh, but it's cold outside ♪ baby, it's cold outside (cheers and applause) >> stephen: audra mcdonald! (cheers and applause) >> stephen: from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york,
.wgbh.org . >> stephen: tonight, a new threat from north korea. how will mach eye and klinger hand this will one? (laughter) then, can homosexuality be cured? and what will that mean for bravo's ratings? (laughter) plus, my guest, author malcolm gladwell wrote the forward the new yorker's "big book of dogs." i wonder if "dog fancy" has a "big book of gladwells." (laughter) it's now legal to carry a concealed weapon in all 50 states. so if you are in one of them, be careful. (laughter) this is "the colbert report" (cheers and applause) (cheers and applause) >> stephen: welcome, ladies and gentlemen! (audience chanting "stephen")
headlines making news, south carolinians want stephen colbert as their next senator. new public policy poll finds that 20% of palmetto state voters want the comedy central star to take the seat being vacated by jim demint ahead of the 15% that warrant congressman tim scott in there. governor nikki haley will appoint someone to fill the term that expires in two years. >> all right. i don't think it will be stephen colbert. >> it won't be stephen colbert sadly. >> unfortunately. in hollywood, charlie sheen wants a little appreciation from lindsay lohan. sheen gave her an unspecified amount of money to help with her financial troubles. he spoke with et and it was about $100,000. he has gotten not so much as a thank you from her. even a text message saying thank you. >> or a hug. something. buy him a margarita. i guess you don't buy charlie sheen a margarita. >> that's the last thing you do. >> the american film institute released its top ten films of the year yesterday. on the list, the dark knight rises, argo, zero dark
with stephen dinan. our guest is stephen moore with "the wall street journal." then a look back at columbine shootings with david cullen. "washington journal" is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c- span. >> as president obama begins his second term, what are the most important issues to consider in 2013? tell us. >> kagel you are in grade 6-12, make a video about what you would like to say to the president. >> get your chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. the deadline is january 18. for more information, go to studentcam.org. >> today, president obama nominated senior massachusetts senator john kerry for secretary of state. he is a vietnam war veteran and chairman of the senate foreign lakers -- senate foreign relations committee. this is just under 10 minutes. >> good afternoon, everyone. you know, when i took office, our nation was engaged in two wars and al qaida was entrenched in their safe havens. many of our alliances were frayed and america's standing in the world had suffered. over the past four years, we've begun a new era of american leadership. we ended the war in iraq. we pu
-855-999-1399 or visit exelonpatchoffer2.com. >>> to politics now where comedian stephen colbert announced he's giving all the proceeds from his superpac to charity. the $73,000 will be split amongst six charities, three to help victims of hurricane sandy, one to help injured soldiers and two, good government groups. >> as a board member, i wanted that money to go to unice ferks. unfortunately most of the board members found out that unicef is the name of my yacht. >> former government r governor nicky haley is -- demint told a loll tv station he expecting haley will make her choice today. >>> just when you think washington is dysfunctional, this may make you feel better, ukraine's new parliament got into an all-out brawl. there's pension between the russian speaking east and ukrainian speaking west. head lock. ow. >>> in washington, perhaps poetry will help the two sides come to a deal on the fiscal cliff. for example this one from senator blumenthal's communications director. people are talking, officials behind closed doors, sorry, no updates. or how about, obama boehner, one will win and one will
's got me. host: that's stephen, independent. who did you vote for in 2008? i mean in 2012. it's 2012 now. caller: i voted for president obama and i really, really liked mitt romney. i thought he had a great personality but you know, why do i got to pay less taxes than my friend from massachusetts? so that really bugged me. host: stephen an independent in connecticut. tyrone is a republican in the bronx. caller: hi, how you doing. host: i'm good. caller: i think hillary clinton would be an excellent candidate for 2016, i think she handled the middle eastern issue, libya, to the best of her ability and also as far as the g.o.p. is concerned, inshe's made strides toward eliminating the tax spending through various commitments with private entities and organizations that coming out of the woodwork. i was watching earlier today and what they were requesting from the white house as far as step up to the plit, pleths fix this problem by incorporating small businesses and less government intervention to somewhat sush the deficit considering it's been astronomical. i heard barack obama say, the w
different ways. we appreciate your service. we remember that ambassador stephens was a hallmark of what foreign service was all about. our challenge here and abroad in the context of terrorism is that the terrorists only have to be lucky once. we have to get it right when hundred percent of the time. it is a heavy burden. it is not an easy one. this time we do not get it right obviously. the state acknowledges where it made a mistake. i find it extraordinary that congress passed blame on one side and never seem to take responsibility of its own. i still hear voices that will not accept responsibility. i hear from 18 accountability boards. this may be the first it i am not mistaken. obviously this is going back over administrations. you cannot implement the recommendations if one is about the resources and you do not have the resources by congress to meet those recommendations. the state and the congress should look at the responsibility to protect our embassies and diplomatic personnel abroad. reading directly from the unclassified section of the report, the accountability review board
democrats and republicans come together to send it across to the white house. >> stephen dennis, thank you so much for your time. >> absolutely. >> here are president obama's remarks from the white house earlier today. afterwards, we will hear from senators reid and mcconnell from the senate floor. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> good afternoon, everybody. for the past couple of months, i have been working with leaders of both parties to try to forge an agreement that would grow our economy and shrink the deficit, a balanced plan that would cut spending in a responsible way but also ask wealthy americans to pay more and protect our middle-class and everyone striving to get into the middle class. i want to get this done. it is the right thing to do for our families, businesses, and our economy, but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. we are at the point where in four days every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. every americans' paychecks will get considerably smaller. that wou
joins us from the role call as a white house reporter. stephen, how did the meeting between the president and congressional leaders go? >> i think it was a meeting where they may be set the framework for getting a short- term deal to avert tax increases for most americans, extend unemployment benefits, and maybe take care of a few other small things. at this point, it is a race against the clock and it is up to harry reid and mitch mcconnell and the senate to see if they can have a bipartisan compromise. the president said if he cannot come up with something in the next couple days, he wants harry reid to bring a bill to the floor that would do with the president wants to do, which is tax increases, extend unemployment benefits, etcetera, at least get a vote on it. harry reid has announced that he will prepare that bill and in the meantime he is trying to reach agreement with mcconnell that would be a bipartisan bill and hopefully get through both chambers in time to beat the clock for 2013. >> were any details discussed at the meeting? >> they did sort of go over some outli
the program is stephen olmacher, joining us from the associated press. how many people in america receive social security? how much social security to people get? guest: >> 66 million people. the average benefit is a little over $12,000 -- a little over $1,200 a month. maybe $13,000 a year or so. host: we are talking about retirees and the disabled. guest: a fairly wide group of people receive social security benefits. retired workers, spouses, children, disabled workers, widows, woodward's. -- widowers. a big safety net of people. host: retirees receive about $1,200 a month on average. the benefits for the disabled, $1,100 a month on average. how does social security get financed? guest: it has been a self-funded program since its inception. it is funded by payroll taxes. there's a 12.4% tax on wages up to about $110,000. if you make more than that, any money you make over that is not taxed as part of social security. the tax is divided equally between your employer and the worker. for the past two years, the workers' share of 6.2% has been reduced temporarily to 4.2%. as the temporary t
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